Cedar Savage will drive 80 miles every day for six weeks during her summer vacation to be in a program at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus.
By Jana Hollingsworth
The 16-year-old Carlton High School student knows she’s giving up half of her summer, but she also knows what she’s gaining from it. Savage plans to major in pre-medicine in college and eventually become a pediatrician. Summer programs like the one offered at the Duluth medical school will help prepare her, she said.
She’s one of 10 American Indian students participating in the High School Super Stars program, meant to encourage American Indians to think about careers in medicine. Students qualify for the program through grades and recommendations.
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